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St. John's Episcopal Church

2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5015
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Ranked #6 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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virginia
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254 reviews 254 reviews
64 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to St. John's Church before. I consider it among the most inspiring sites in Richmond. This is an active church serving its congregation since 1741.The parish was established in the 1600's. In the village of Richmond, it was the only adequate size meeting place for the leaders of Virginia to meet secretly without the interferance of the... More

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Interlochen
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very well done presentation by the staff, the history of the church is much more than you think. It was a very fun visit

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Pittsburgh
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The influential American forefathers that worshiped under this church roof is mind boggling and humbling. The incredible sacrifices and risks they took to found our country really moved me beyond words, especially Patrick Henry. The tour guides were excellent.

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My family and I visited St. John's Episcopal Church today for a Veteran's Day special reenactment. We arrived early to get in line; there was a volunteer outside sharing information about the church's graveyard and people of note that are buried there. From his information we toured the graveyard after the reenactment. Franklin Military Academy presented the colors, and music... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend and I just happened to visit this Church on a Monday. It's a small church, with a small gift shop. The folks in the gift shop asked if we wanted a tour for $7. We weren't going to go, but then we overheard another visitor say it was supposed to be really good. And it was! The man... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took guest to the cemetery and wandered around. Decided to pay for the church tour/visit. Nice little presentation.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Virginia is alive with American History, and St. John's is a key site that you should not miss. I summer months, they offer a free (donations accepted) re-enactment of Patrick Henry's stirring "Give me Liberty, or give me death!" speech on Sunday afternoon services. If you want to experience this site fully, then attend a service, stay for the re-enactment,... More

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Phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is the church where Patrick Henry gave his “give me liberty or give me death” speech. Located in a lovely neighborhood of historic homes, the church is on a hill surrounded by a cemetery (Edgar Allen Poe’s mother is buried here). We opted for the guided tour, but in reading other reviews, I see we did not get the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've seen the reenactment at St. John's at least 4 times in 5 years. It is always well-done, inspiring, and is a great reminder of what it took for our great country to come about!

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Olney, Maryland
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42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

...where Patrick Henry orated his fiery speech in 1775...."Give me Liberty or give me death"...interesting stained glass and historic grave site. Separated building for gift shop with some interesting items for sale. Allow at least an hour or more to wander around. Parking easily available on street.

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